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How to promote a Maschine to Domain Controller on Windows


This is the first part of a complete manual Fail Safe Installation guidance on Windows Server 2008 R2.

In this document I will guide you through the steps with screenshots how you can turn a PC (let it be Virtual or Physical) to a Domain Controller.

  1. Install Active Directory Domain Services 'Server Role'

  2. Domain Controller Promotion

    In the below picture I used 'at.mordor' as a domain. The other two maschines will be placed into this.

    In the below screen please choose 'Yes'. Currently this maschine had only 1 IP address assigned by the DHCP server.

  3. After the installation finishes anbd the maschine restart itself. This maschine is ready to serve as a Domain Controller´╗┐´╗┐

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